"Ha! What's with that look?" He smirked. "Can't you tell that I want to bed you tonight? It's going to be boring if you continue to act all innocent! What do you want? Status? You're after Mu Yazhe's and Gu Xingze's resources so you hook up with them. If you follow me, I'll hook you up with a production and help boost your status. How does that sound?"
Hurt by his teasing and humiliating words, her face instantly turned ghastly.
She scanned her surroundings and noticed that everyone's faces were gradually turning hideous as they wreathed themselves in smoke.
The most salacious side of humanity was vividly portrayed before her eyes.
"Wow! This is the first time I've seen Chengze lose his patience, and it's actually because of a woman." Someone snickered jeeringly at him.
A woman beside the man latched herself on to him and gently whispered, "Master Li, today is Minglan's birthday. Seldom do we gather together; don't get mad over a woman!"
She tenderly handed him a glass of wine and shot Yun Shishi an ambiguous look before she dropped some suggestive remarks. "Some women are born low-class and evil. They naturally and wholeheartedly desire to improve their status! Master Li, why should you concern yourself with such a woman?"
With half-lidded eyes, he accepted the wine offered to him and took a sip of it, yet he kept his silence and observed the ambition in Yun Shishi's eyes.
She suddenly stood up without a word and wafted through the crowd and away from the booth.
The crowd teased, "Ha ha! She's angry! When she's angry, she looks kind of cute!"
"Master Li, do you have some problems with your charms? You shouldn't treat a woman like her with your previous methods. Should I impart you with some of my ways?"
"Scram!" He took an annoyed gulp of his wine.
Leaving the stage, Gu Xingze was showered with a thunderous applause and cheers for an extended amount of time by the audience.
The moment he got back to the booth, he looked around and was startled not to find Yun Shishi. "Where is she?"
Everyone looked at one another; Li Chengze turned away with a sulky expression, while Ye Minglan glanced around before chuckling dryly. "She probably went to the washroom!"
"I'll go find her."
The birthday girl immediately wrapped herself around him and feigned annoyance. "I already told you that she's in the washroom. Do you think we bullied her? Xingze, it's not that I'm trying to nag at you, but you're here for my birthday. I'm going to lose face if you act like this."
"Face?" His expression turned slightly sour. "Haven't I given you enough face?"
Her face transitioned to that of a slight embarrassment. "… Xingze, I don't mean anything else; don't misunderstand!"
"You should learn to know when to stop." He pushed her away and turned to leave the booth.
The atmosphere instantly turned frigid.
Seeing that her eyes were red with indignation, someone came up to her right away. "Minglan, don't get angry. It's your birthday party tonight. Let's drink!"
Someone else repeated this in agreement at once.
However, sitting at the host's seat, her spirits were already dampened!
Yun Shishi, whose head was hurting due to the confounding heavy metal music playing in the bar, walked into the washroom with her ears ringing.
Li Chengze's arrogant words echoed in her head, and she bit her lower lip firmly in absolute disgust for the man!
She should have held it in for a little longer! She endured with the thought that Gu Xingze might take his leave soon. She would then treat all of this as an experience in life!